Category Archives: reptiles

Readers’ wildlife photos

And we’re back, though I implore you to send me photos. It was worth waiting, though, as here are some lovely photos sent by Joe Dickinson before I left for India, and they show Indian fauna. (This is the first of a two-part series). His notes are indented: In recognition of your impending trip, here are […]

Here are the bugwalleys!

Did you spot the lizards? One was obvious; the other not. Here’s the reveal from reader Michelle Pearse: I’ve enlarged the section at the upper left showing the hard-to-spot one, raised up on its front legs: And the bird, as several readers guessed, was a ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpes) in winter plumage.

Spot the bugwallys!

We have two biology quizzes today. This one is a “spot the. . .” post, but Matthew has a more challenging quiz to follow shortly. First, what is a bugwally? Reader Michelle Pearce, who sent the photo, explains: Seen on a recent Turks and Caicos island escape from the cold Canadian winter: spot the curly-tailed lizards! […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Get any photos you have to me by Thursday, please!  Today’s set is by Joe Dickinson from the Galápagos. If you haven’t gone there, I recommend it very highly. When I went a few years back, I thought, as a jaded evolutionist, it wouldn’t be all that exciting. Boy, was I wrong! Joe’s notes are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and videos)

Reader Andree Sanborn (flickr site here, FB page here) sent a series of photos taken by her daughter.  It shows nature red in tooth and mouth, so be warned. Andree’s notes: My 2nd daughter, Amelia Michaud, is the manager of the Frontier Animal Society in Orleans, VT. She is crazy busy and never posts her […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Reader Christian Alessandro Perez (website here, flickr site here) sent some snake photos that the herpetophiles will love. His notes are indented. here are the first four snake species I encountered in Australia. You can post them whenever you’d like – no need to share them immediately. Juvenile broad-headed snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides). Unfortunately, the broad-headed […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a miscellany today, and the readers’ notes are indented. First, from reader Tim Anderson in Australia, an animal I didn’t know existed: This is a shingleback lizard (Tilaqua rugosa), named for obvious reasons. It is fairly common in inland areas of eastern Australia. In common with many lizard species, it has the ability […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I’ll be busy writing today, so posting may be light. To quote Maru the cat, “I do my best.” Today’s animal photos were sent by reader Richard Dahl. I can’t find a relevant email, so the IDs may be all he sent. I need more photos, please. Send ’em in! Great blue heron (Ardea herodias): […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Comments on the photo posts have been few, and I’m not sure whether that means people aren’t looking at them. But I’d urge you to say something if you like a photo, for the contributors surely like their work to be appreciated, and that’s the only way they’ll know. If you see something, say something. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Tim Anderson from Oz sent us three pictures: This is an Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata), who I met on a country road, and who was clearly affronted by my intrusion on his demesne. What beautiful whiskers! The bird is a Brown Falcon (Falco berigora),  one of the most common raptors in eastern Australia. I […]